Vioxx Lawyer is an attorney which specializes in representing
people in relation to damages incurred while taking
the prescription drug, Vioxx. Vioxx was a prescription
pain reliever made by Merck which was recalled and withdrawn
from the market after it was realized that the drug
caused an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks.
This is a tort area of law, specifically personal injury
and, in some cases, wrongful death. However, with the
increase in cases being filed, more attorneys have begun
only representing Vioxx clients, thus the creation of
the "Vioxx Lawyer". However, once these cases
are resolved, the "Vioxx Lawyer" will most
likely go on to the next big prescription drug blunder
and become lawyers for some other prescription drug.
In the meantime, however, they are staying quite busy
in Vioxx cases. For the most part, these specialists
actually end up referring half of their cases out to
local counsel and receiving a portion of the final proceeds.